Cannondale has become known for coming up with some unique designs, and while their current MTB lineup features some of their proprietary tech, it also spans everything from budget hardtails to XC race rigs to longer-travel Trail bikes. Check out our Brand Guide to see which of their bikes might make sense for you.
Commencal is one of a few direct-to-consumer MTB brands, which means many of their bikes are significantly cheaper than their competitors. They also make several bikes that cover a pretty broad range of end uses, so check out our Brand Guide to figure out which of their bikes could be a good fit for you.
With the introduction of the redesigned Hightower and new Megatower, you’re probably going to see a lot of Santa Cruz Hightower LTs on the used market. So we put together a full review of the Hightower LT, and we think it’s still a great bike for those seeking a nice balance of playfulness and stability in their Trail bike.